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The Green Life: Green Money Savers -- Veg-based Meals

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October 16, 2008

Green Money Savers -- Veg-based Meals

VegetariancurryEvery little bit counts in a strained household budget. This week's tips offer ways to go green while reducing costs.

Tip #4: Dabble in vegetarianism

Meat may be many things, but cheap it is not. While burgers won't set you back much at the drive-thru, they could contribute to high health costs over the long term--and they have a big environmental impact. If you cook at home, tofu and eggs offer protein-rich, low-cost alternatives to meat. If eliminating all animal products from your diet sounds like too much, consider starting with vegetable-centric meals three times a week.

Share your tips: Have you changed your diet and ended up saving money? What do you think about part-time vegetarianism?

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